772497 Scientific writing (BioToP)

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Division of Biochemistry (DCH/BC)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2016/17
Languages of instruction


Using a very practical approach, the most important aspects of writing a ‘paper’ will be discussed and many questions related to writing will be answered:

-How do I plan the project ‘paper writing’ so that I am most efficient?
-Do I already have enough results for a publication?
-How do I structure my paper so that it becomes cogent and interesting?
-What sections is a paper composed of?
-What information should each section contain, i.e. how do I write a catchy ABSTRACT, an interesting INTRODUCTION, a clear METHOD and a convincing RESULTS section and how do I discuss my data in the DISCUSSION?
-What structural and stylistic means can I use so that my readers can easily follow the development of ideas in my manuscript?
-What’s the perfect journal for my paper and what should I pay attention to when submitting the manuscript there?
-How do I react to comments from the journal or if my manuscript is rejected?
-How do I prevent or solve writer’s block?

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After the seminar the participants will know how to easily and efficiently develop a conclusive and easy to read scientific paper.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.